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Thomas, Richard Walter 1939-

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Works: 14 works in 44 publications in 2 languages and 3,370 library holdings
Genres: History  Musical settings  Dictionaries 
Classifications: F574.D49, 977.43400496073
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Most widely held works by Richard Walter Thomas
Life for us is what we make it building Black community in Detroit, 1915-1945 by Richard Walter Thomas ( )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 2,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding interracial unity : a study of U.S. race relations by Richard Walter Thomas ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Positive interracial interactions have often been overshadowed by the disturbing persistence of racism. In this perceptive volume, Richard W. Thomas shows how the largely unnoticed interracial struggle for racial justice and harmony can serve as a model for overcoming racism on a much larger, even worldwide scale. Understanding Interracial Unity offers a proactive approach to many racially loaded issues, such as black poverty, crime and hopelessness, the barrier of white racism to black progress, and the widening gaps between black inner cities and white suburbs. Thomas begins by considering the history of interracial unity from colonial times to the present, focusing on key figures, including the Grimke sisters, Thaddeus Stevens, and Esther Brown. He also presents a sensitive and detailed examination of the inflexibility of racial status quos and the impact of black expectations and demands. Finally, this volume faces the state of race relations today and argues that blacks and whites must become increasingly aware of a shared history of struggle for equality to wage a successful battle against the institution of racism
Detroit : race riots, racial conflicts, and efforts to bridge the racial divide by Joe T Darden ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episodes of racial conflict in Detroit form just one facet of the city's storied and legendary history, and they have sometimes overshadowed the less widely known but equally important occurrence of interracial cooperation in seeking solutions to the city's problems. The conflicts also present many opportunities to analyze, learn from, and interrogate the past in order to help lay the groundwork for a stronger, more equitable future. This astute and prudent history poses a number of critical questions: Why and where have race riots occurred in Detroit? How has the racial climate changed or remained the same since the riots? What efforts have occurred since the riots to reduce racial inequality and conflicts, and to build bridges across racial divides? Unique among books on the subject, Detroit pays special attention to post-1967 social and political developments in the city, and expands upon the much-explored black - white dynamic to address the influx of more recent populations to Detroit: Middle Eastern Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans. Crucially, the book explores the role of place of residence, spatial mobility, and spatial inequality as key factors in determining access to opportunities such as housing, education, employment, and other amenities, both in the suburbs and in the city.--Publisher's description
The state of Black Michigan, 1967-2007 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Product Description: During the summer of 1967, race riots swept across U.S. cities. Detroit was the scene of one of the worst of these. "The State of Black Michigan" is a landmark volume that investigates how, since 1967, Michigan's black population has changed, how its interactions with the white community have altered, and, most important, how policymakers can act to further narrow the "equality gap" that continues to persist. In the wake of the 1967 Detroit riots, in which 43 people were killed, President Lyndon Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders and posed these questions: What happened? Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again? The commission concluded that white racism spurred the violence and that "our society is moving toward two societies, one black, and one white-separate and unequal."The State of Black Michigan" takes Johnson's questions further and applies them to Michigan's black citizens today: Are the ingredients of the explosive mixture that erupted in 1967 still present? What differences are there forty years later? Is Michigan in fact a state with two separate and unequal societies? The twenty essays in this volume pursue the answers to these questions by studying a broad range of topics, including socioeconomic inequality, black self-help, black business development, residential segregation, crime, health, and political representation. The essays report and reflect on the racial disparities that still remain. "The State of Black Michigan, 1967-2007" uses the most recent data available and expands on reports the editors published annually between 1984 and 1993 with the Urban Affairs Programs at Michigan State University and the Michigan Council of Urban League Executives. With the goal of racial equality still frustratingly elusive, and with reliable data often difficult to obtain, it is hoped that The "State of Black Michigan" will serve as a magnet for conversation and debate about race, inequality, and the need for action
Lights of the spirit : historical portraits of Black Bahá'ís in North America, 1898-2004 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Racial unity : an imperative for social progress by Richard Walter Thomas ( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voices by Hans Werner Henze ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stimmen: Liederzyklus für Mezzosopran, Tenor und Instrumentalgruppen. Text: verschiedene Autoren
From peasant to proletarian : the formation and organization of the black industrial working class in Detroit, 1915-1945 by Richard Walter Thomas ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bridging racial divides in Michigan's urban communities : historical analysis of selected organizational and group efforts by Richard Walter Thomas ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The objective of this paper is to develop a historical analysis of selected organizations and groups involved in bridging racial divides in two highly racially segregated metropolitan communities: the Detroit Metropolitan and the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph communities"--P. 3
The Black self-help tradition in Detroit by Richard Walter Thomas ( )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lights of the spirit : historical portraits of Black Bah'̀s̕ in North America, 1898-2000 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life for us is what we make it : building Black community in Detroit, 1915-1945 Richard W. Thomas by Richard Walter Thomas ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Black Nationalism and Jewish Nationalism, a conference held at Michigan State University, October 7, 1991 part 4 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
English Professor Barry Gross and James Madison professor Curtis Stokes are co-sponsors of the conference. The principal speakers at this session are: MSU History professor Richard Thomas, whose formal lecture includes written handouts and an overhead projector display in a detailed discussion of Jewish involvement in the civil rights movement, in the defense of the Scottsboro Boys, and the relationship between Thurgood Marshall and Jackson Greenberg; and Linda Silverman, recently retired President of the Michigan Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League, who talks of her groups monthly meetings with the NAACP, and about the success of the Detroit area interracial seder. A long question and answer session follows, which includes a statement by MSU English professor Ken Harrow
 
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Alternative Names
Thomas, Richard
Thomas, Richard W.
Thomas, Richard W. 1939-
Languages
English (43)
German (1)
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